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Re: Chuck's Oktoberfest & More Trip Report

PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:08 pm
by ernierocker
Love the photo of Jack on the SkyLoop! :lmao:

Re: Chuck's Oktoberfest & More Trip Report

PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:58 am
by Canobie Coaster
cfc wrote:^I think it was "off-season," and they were short staffed. I found it annoying, yet comical.


All we need is for Mt. Olympus to try something like this and that park will reach a new level of anti-greatness.

Re: Chuck's Oktoberfest & More Trip Report

PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:04 pm
by MayTheGForceBeWithYou
^Don't give them any ideas... ;)

Re: Chuck's Oktoberfest & More Trip Report

PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:26 pm
by Guy T. Koepp
I am loving this TR! I always enjoy an Alvey trip from a Chuck perspective. =)

Keep up the great work. I am looking forward to seeing more.

Re: Chuck's Oktoberfest & More Trip Report

PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:43 pm
by cfc
Part 4: Fall at Europa Park

I’m having trouble coming up with a “fresh” approach for writing about Europa. Everyone here already understands how great this park is (definitely in the top five theme parks worldwide), and I’ve written two reports about this park already (one as early as fall 2016). But there is one big difference this time around, at least for me. This is the first time I’ve visited Europa in the fall, as opposed to the summer--and it was great seeing how the park decks itself out for Halloween.

This holiday isn’t as big a deal in Europe as it is in the United States; Phantasialand, for example, doesn’t recognize it at all. Europa, however, has embraced All Hallows Eve and puts on its own haunt, complete with scare zones and mazes. This year’s version is Traumatica, a post-apocalyptic story in which five factions are fighting for dominion over the Earth:

Shadows (vampires who rule the world)
Ghouls (reject vampires who feast on the dead and work for the Shadows)
The Pack (werewolf bikers who work for the Shadows)
The Fallen (insane human beings who want to be Shadows themselves)
The Resistance (humans fighting for their piece of the world)

Our schedule didn’t allow for us to experience all this, but the park gave us a great backstage tour of Traumatica (along with their new “Soarin’ Over Europe” attraction, Voletarium). But you don’t have to experience Traumatica to enjoy the Halloween season at Europa. The park has decorations all over the place, including more then 150,000 pumpkins; a parade; a song you won’t be able to get our of your head (“It’s Halloween!”); and rides with Halloween surprises (such as a skeleton on a motorcycle inside Eurosat).

So, prepare yourselves for some post-Halloween spooky stuff, along with a look at the best theme park in Europe. I must warn the faint of heart that there will be Angry Corn--not a pretty sight!

So, gather you nerves and follow me in. If you feel frightened, just hum the Euro-Mir song.


Re: Chuck's Oktoberfest & More Trip Report

PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:36 pm
by cfc
Brace yourselves--there may be more Angry Corn in this post!

Re: Chuck's Oktoberfest & More Trip Report

PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:55 pm
by cfc
One last post from Europa (sniff). Here's a look at Traumatica. Thanks for arranging the backstage tours, Robb and Elissa!

Re: Chuck's Oktoberfest & More Trip Report

PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:06 pm
by SharkTums
I miss Europa. :(

Re: Chuck's Oktoberfest & More Trip Report

PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:39 pm
by ThemeParkJunkie51290
Words just can't describe how amazing Europa Park looks! =) Even though there will be some major theme parks on this earth I MIGHT . . . AND I MEAN A VERY STRONG "MIGHT" never visit, I hope one day I can visit this park!

Re: Chuck's Oktoberfest & More Trip Report

PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:57 pm
by cfc
SharkTums wrote:I miss Europa. :(


I know the feeling.